Sunday, 29 May 2011

A return to the Doctor Who sets of my past

Reviews of the last two episodes to follow but something struck me over the last few weeks. The last three episodes (The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People) all have a Jon Pertwee/Tom Baker/Peter Davison feel: small sets, lots of running down corridors whether in futuristic spacecraft or mines, prosthetics & makeup rather than CGI. I know the budgets have been cut but if this is the result then keep cutting. The occasional overblown saving the universe from destruction episode is fine but Doctor Who suits the small-scale claustrophobic episode better, so more of these please.

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